His films have inspired many but little did we know that his own film 3 Idiots(2009) inspired filmmaker Raju Hirani. So much so that the 52-year-old doesn’t want to ever stop his 16-year-old son, Vir, from ­following his heart.

    “My son is growing up and has shown some interest in making films. But I am not pushing him, especially after having made 3 Idiots. I am like, ‘Do, whatever gives you joy’.” When asked for reaction to his friend, mentor and ­producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s recent remark that Hirani’s Lage Raho Munnabhai was a better film than his last venture PK, Raju says, “I appreciate truthfulness. If someone says my film is great but is actually lying, it makes no sense. I feel I am lucky that I have such people around me who can point out the truth. Vidhu or Abhijat (Joshi) are the honest voices behind me who keep telling me what they feel about my films.”

    He adds, “And I was aware that PK will be a difficult film. It won’t be easy to make a film on religion which happens to be a ‘not so very popular’ sentiment with Indians.”

Man accused of killing his sister pleads not guilty to second-degree murder

  • Vancouverdesi.com, Vancouver
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  • Updated: Sep 11, 2013 16:48 IST

Harmohinder Singh Khosa's lawyer is arguing that his client should be found not guilty of second-degree murder. Khosa, 43, is accused of murdering his 34-year-old sister Amarjit Kaur Khosa, whose body was discovered at her Abbotsford basement suite on the evening of July 21, 2010.

Through an interpreter, he entered a plea of not guilty on Monday, the first day of his trial in British Columbia Supreme Court in New Westminster.

“Yes, he killed the victim,” defence lawyer Brij Mohan told Justice Miriam Maisonville.

“The crux of the case is going to be whether Khosa was suffering from a disease of the mind, and whether the disease of the mind made him incapable of appreciating his actions”, the lawyer said.

Extensive medical records will be entered as evidence and two forensic psychiatrists, along with a number of other witnesses, are expected to testify at trial, which is scheduled to last six weeks.


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